APPLICABILITY OF FACIAL EMG IN HCI AND VOICELESS COMMUNICATION

Sanjay Kumar, Dinesh Kant Kumar, Melaku Alemu

Abstract

This paper discusses the speech related information in the facial EMG for applications such as human computer interface. The primary objective of this work is to investigate the use of facial EMG as a voiceless communication medium or to drive computer based equipment by people who are unable to speak. Subjects were asked to pronounce the five English vowels with no acoustic output (voiceless). Three independent EMG signals were acquired from three facial muscles as ‘voiceless’ EMG activations. In order to classify and recognize each vowels based on EMG, RMS of the recorded signals were estimated and used as parametric/feature inputs to a neural network.

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Kumar S., Kant Kumar D. and Alemu M. (2005). APPLICABILITY OF FACIAL EMG IN HCI AND VOICELESS COMMUNICATION . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 4: ICINCO, ISBN 972-8865-30-9, pages 379-382. DOI: 10.5220/0001155003790382


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@conference{icinco05,
author={Sanjay Kumar and Dinesh Kant Kumar and Melaku Alemu},
title={APPLICABILITY OF FACIAL EMG IN HCI AND VOICELESS COMMUNICATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 4: ICINCO,},
year={2005},
pages={379-382},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001155003790382},
isbn={972-8865-30-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 4: ICINCO,
TI - APPLICABILITY OF FACIAL EMG IN HCI AND VOICELESS COMMUNICATION
SN - 972-8865-30-9
AU - Kumar S.
AU - Kant Kumar D.
AU - Alemu M.
PY - 2005
SP - 379
EP - 382
DO - 10.5220/0001155003790382